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Lightweight MkDocs plugin to display git authors of a markdown page.


Install the plugin using pip3:

pip3 install mkdocs-git-authors-plugin

Next, add the following lines to your mkdocs.yml:

  - search
  - git-authors

If you have no plugins entry in your config file yet, you'll likely also want to add the search plugin. MkDocs enables it by default if there is no plugins entry set.

Using build environments

This plugin needs access to the last commit that touched a specific file to be able to retrieve the date. By default many build environments only retrieve the last commit, which means you might need to:

Change your CI settings

  • github actions: set fetch_depth to 0 (docs)
  • gitlab runners: set GIT_DEPTH to 1000 (docs)
  • bitbucket pipelines: set clone: depth: full (docs)
Authors: Tim Vink